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Weekend Picturebook: NYC

F R I D A Y 

[late flight in – so, amazing pizza at our hotel restaurant (you can read more about here), and drinks at our rooftop bar with these views || also, how cute is this little hotel room?]

S A T U R D A Y [up and at ’em, ready for shopping! husband’s only request in new york was to go to the nintendo store … just like a kid in a candy store]
[more shopping and central park views]
((not pictured: a glass of pinot by the lake and delicious shake shack lunch after a loooong day of walking))


[ready to brave the weather for our sunset sailboat ride]
[despite the drizzle (then eventual downpour), we had an incredible time on the Hudson in our sailboat. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!]

[post-dinner jazz session in an underground cafe in greenwich village – perfect end to the evening]

S U N D A Y 

[sadly, we woke to more rain so it put a damper on some of our plans, but instead led us to eat an incredible brunch in west village][bucket list: walk the brooklyn bridge – check! so much fun!]

[explored dumbo, brooklyn heights + another awesome rooftop bar || next time we’re staying in brooklyn!]

M O N D A Y 

[late morning risers – I could not get over this comfy bed and these views || did I mention they also had automated blackout shades?!]

[took a 4-mile stroll for none other than our favorite cookies, then enjoyed them with coffee in central park]

[final hours in the city spent at The Met – who knew this rooftop garden was up here?!]

Until we meet again, NYC.

xo xo

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Weekend Picturebook: New York, New York

New York City – the city that never sleeps, and is perfect for work AND play.

W E D N E S D A Y

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IMG_3478[Highly recommend the Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise. You get to see so much of the city, and it was amazing. Thanks, Sister E for the recommendation!]

T H U R S D A Y 

[Great day full of meetings, then an adventure out with the team in East Village!]

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IMG_3041[Awesome restaurant Gnocco – I tried about 5 pizzas that night and mine was the best: prosciutto, arugula + parmesan. The salads were also delicious.]

Smores+A[After dinner we walked “right around the corner” to the famous Odd Fellows Ice Cream. I had banana pudding ice cream with salted caramel sauce – yummmmm! photo from oddfellowsnyc.com]

IMG_3205[Later that night Mom arrived – yay!]

F R I D A Y 

[Morning of meetings, then took the afternoon off to start our girls weekend!]

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[We felt so fancy staying in the gorgeous St. Regis on 5th Avenue]

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IMG_3476[Afternoon at the MoMa (Modern Museum of Art) browsing Van Gogh, Rothko, Matisse, Warhol and so much more. Ended with a rosé + the best onion dip ever in the statue garden]

IMG_3183[Dinner at Don Antonio’s in Hells Kitchen – more salad and pizza, that was just as amazing as the night before … maybe even a little better. Thanks for the recommendation Erin!]

IMG_3196[Tonight’s show: The Humans – 2016 Tony Award Winner for Best Play. Enjoyable, but not my favorite]

FullSizeRender[My favorite part of staying at St. Regis – after coming back from a long day of walking, there would be slippers at the ready, water on the bedside table + classical music playing in the room. Can this be real life??]

S A T U R D A Y 

IMG_3204[What a wake-up call – french-press coffee + NY Times hand-delivered. Okay maybe this was the best part!]

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IMG_3219[Breakfast and goodies at Chelsea Market]

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Greenwich Village Food and Culture Walking Tour!
A 3-hour tour where we learned about the history, culture and architecture of the area and ate so.much.good.food. Seriously, this was amazing, and I can’t wait to do another one next time I’m in the city! The following photos are from the tour:

IMG_3269[First Stop: Joe’s Pizza aka the perfect, quintessential NYC pizza]

IMG_3282[Our favorite spot, that was so adorable – Palma. Will definitely come back here.]

IMG_3291[The Cornelia Street Cafe – where SJP and Matthew Broderick had their first date, where Eric Clapton randomly shows up the play the piano, and where you might run in to Taylor Swift because … ]

IMG_3475[she lives right next door!!! I almost died and went to heaven. This is her $40k/month rental while her home in Tribeca is being remodeled, in case you were wondering.]

IMG_3306[Rafele’s Ristorante with amazing eggplant + ricotta!]

IMG_3328[Where they filmed the opening of Friends!!]

Seriously, if you’re going to NYC you have to do one of these Food Walking Tours!!

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 12.27.34 PM[Drinks before dinner and a show at The Roof, Viceroy Hotel – how about those views of Central Park?!]

IMG_3473[Yay Matilda! Loved this movie growing up and the show was so so cute!]

S U N D A Y

IMG_3472[Officially obsessed with Levain, and will always make a stop here before heading home.]

IMG_3412[Brunch at Central Park Boathouse – this mac and cheese was everything.]

IMG_3427[Such an amazing trip with Mom I will never forget!]

xo xo

You might also enjoy photos from my last mother-daughter trip to NYC here.


Picturebook: Birthday Week + NYC

B I R T H D A Y  W E E K 

IMG_9825[kinky boots + bordino’s with the family]

IMG_9842[birthday tradition: hostess cupcake in bed]

IMG_9850[the best surprise at work!]

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IMG_9899[drove a van to downstream casino, ate, drank, gambled, danced, partied like I was 27]

N E W  Y O R K  C I T Y
(work trips can be fun too)

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[it may be touristy, but I still love times square]

IMG_9990[dinner at serafina]

IMG_0008[meetings at hearst tower – dreary day, but still amazing central park views]

IMG_0028[lunch at carnegie deli – pastrami + pickles]

IMG_0013[our hotel was right next to colbert, so we might have hung out near the talent access door a few times to have a celeb sighting, which we did – bernie sanders!]

IMG_0014[dinner at greek restaurant uncle nick’s – I will dream about this fried cheese!]

IMG_0023[obviously couldn’t leave without a bagel (or two)]

IMG_0048[had to wear my favorite shirt from shop written – new york, los angeles, bentonville]

IMG_0062[it sure was cold, but can’t leave NYC without a walk through central park (especially for levain cookies!!)]

xo xo


NYC Throwback 2007

As I was posting photos from my weekend getaway to New York City, I was reminiscing about my last trip to the Big Apple the summer I graduated high school. So I wanted to share a few photos …

 

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[Mom + great aunt Deane]

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[first night out]

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[took this photo just for my then high-school sweetheart, awww]

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[first ever celebrity sighting … Fergie!]

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[visiting the Glamour offices]

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[photoshoot in Central Park]

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[on the Today Show]

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[Naked Cowboy]

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[with Lisa Rinna after Chicago – loved her from way back when in Days of Our Lives]

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[Legally Blonde]

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[terrifying pedicab ride]

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Teaser for tomorrow’s post: The Best (and Worst) in Gossip Girl Fashion

XOXO


Weekend Picturebook: New York City

{Food + Drink}

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[Friday fuel – Shake Shack]

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[Blood Orange Cosmo – Casa Lever]

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[Saturday Brunch – Balthazar]

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[After-show drinks, Prohibition Punch – The Campbell Apartment]

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[Salads + Spinach Risotto – Giano’s]

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[Sunday breakfast – Magnolia Bakery]

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{Sightseeing}

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[The Boathouse – Central Park]

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[Metropolitan Museum of Art]

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[Soho]

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[Rockefeller Plaza]

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{Fun}

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[Pawn shop > bouncer > nightclub – Beauty & Essex]

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[Santa Pub Crawl]

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[Nice Work If You Can Get It + Matthew Broderick (!!!!)]

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[Stardust Cafe]

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What a FANTASTIC weekend getaway celebrating my mother’s birthday! We ate, we drank, we walked, we crashed, we played, we laughed, we sang, we saw – we did it all! Happy Birthday Mom, I love you! ❤

XO

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10 things I want to do in NYC, thanks to pop culture

1. Blare this song as my plane is landing into the city

2. Have a beer at MacClaren’s (How I Met Your Mother)

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3. Have lunch on the steps of the Met (Gossip Girl)

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4. Break out into song and dance in Central Park (Glee)

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5. Share cosmos and gossip at a swanky bar (Sex in the City)

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6. Longingly peer into the windows at Tiffany’s (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

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7. Stay at the Gansevoort (Kim and Kourtney Take New York)

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8. Enjoy a winter in the city and a summer in the Hamptons (Revenge)

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9. Work at a magazine publication with a horrible, but brilliant boss (The Devil Wears Prada)

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10. Go undercover and solve a crime or two (White Collar)

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What have you always wanted to do in the city?

XO


My Week in To-Do’s

Monday

Purchase stamps

Pay Electric bill

Address and mail Christmas cards

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{sneak peek for my readers}

Catch up on Gossip Girl

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Tuesday

Happy hour

Plan outfits for weekend in NYC

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{inspiration}

Purchase black boots + winter coat to complete said outfits

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Wednesday

Get nails done

Wrap Christmas presents

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Thursday

Pack for NYC

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Watch Scandal

Set alarm for 4 am for NYC flight

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How are you staying busy this week?

XO